Bow Ties with Chickpeas and Tomato Sauce

Bow Ties with Chickpeas and Tomato Sauce


1 pound tricolor bow tie (farfalle) pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup raisins
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped parsley


    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Cook pasta 12 minutes or as per package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
    2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium to high heat. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes or until browned. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas, salt and red pepper flakes. Simmer 10 minutes. Add raisins and cinnamon.
    3. Toss pasta with sauce, adding pasta water to thin sauce, if necessary. Garnish with parsley.


Make It Kid-Friendly

Eliminate red pepper flakes and sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top.

Per serving: 481 calories; 8 grams of fat; 17 grams of protein; 88 grams of carbohydrates; 9 grams of fiber; 697 milligrams sodium; 0 milligrams cholesterol.

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Makes: 6 servings.